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Astro On Tap-Seattle DiRAC Takeover: Asteroids & Stars!

March 27 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Get excited for Astronomy on Tap at Bickerson’s Brewhouse in Ballard at 7pm! This month we are going have two scientists from DiRAC (institute for Data intensive Research in Astrophysics and Cosmology) talk about their amazing work!
Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.
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Can’t make it to our event in person? Have no fear because you can always catch the live stream on our YouTube account or rewatch past favorites (https://www.youtube.com/@astronomyontapseattle2986/streams)!
Panelist Bios:
Speaker: Jack Orlowski-Scherer
Bio: Jack Orlowski-Scherer is a staff scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a member of the Simons Observatory collaboration. His research interests include cryogenic instrumentation, large scale structure (meaning galaxies and bigger), and, of late, asteroids. His work takes him all over the world, most recently to the Atacama Desert in Chile and to Axel Heiberg Island in the Canadian High Arctic. When not working he enjoys play ultimate frisbee and piano, tending to his aquarium, and exploring Philadelphia with his friends.
Speaker: Jim Davenport
Jim Davenport is a Research Assistant Professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Astronomy, and Associate Director of the DiRAC Institute. His research program focuses on studying time domain, large survey astronomy, with an emphasis on studying magnetically active stars and searching for technosignatures in surveys like Kepler, ZTF, and TESS. He is leading numerous optical technosignatures/SETI projects with collaborators at Breakthrough Listen.


March 27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT


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Bickersons Brewhouse (Ballard)
1514 NW Leary Way
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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